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Hidden Heroes 2021 Champions embrace humanity, courage and justice character virtues - Oct 22, 2021 - 11:05:20 AM

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It started as a global conversation in 2014 with Character Day programs expanding to 125 countries and 50 States. Character Day Bahamas continues its excellent work through The PACE Foundation with the support of the Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc.

With Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts and COVID-19 still evident, humanity and character are continuedly tested. This year’s nominations focused on saluting hidden heroes like essential workers and volunteers. Program organizer Charlene Carey explains. “Last year was a challenging one for us all and our character was truly tested daily. Schools were virtual, people lost their jobs...
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Bahamas gets 57,330 doses of Pfizer vaccine to boost its COVID-19 Vaccination Programme - Oct 22, 2021 - 10:20:44 AM

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The Bahamas received some 57,330 doses of Pfizer vaccine as the country continues to rollout the national vaccination pogramme against the COVID-19 virus.

The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr Michael Darville was on hand to receive the latest tranche of vaccines, which arrived at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Thursday, October 21, 2021...
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The Bahamas becomes the first Caribbean Country to join the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Initiative - Oct 22, 2021 - 10:00:41 AM

U.S. Embassy Nassau and the Government of The Bahamas are pleased to announce the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs decision to join the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) initiative.  The Bahamas is the first country in the Caribbean to take this bold step to address climate change through agriculture...
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Works Minister tours capital works projects in East GB - Oct 22, 2021 - 9:06:37 AM

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Minister of Public Works and Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears, on Thursday visited areas of East Grand Bahama on a familiarization tour.

Accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Baccus Rolle and Director of Public Works Melanie Roach, the delegation was joined by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey; Senator James Turner; Senator Kirk Russell...
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Rock Sound Clinic Tour by Minister of Health & Wellness - Oct 21, 2021 - 4:35:27 PM

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Tour of Rock Sound Clinic on October 20, 2021 by Minister of Health and Wellness, Michael Darville; Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Clay Sweeting; Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training, Zane Lightbourne;and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Leonardo Lightbourne.  Minister Darville speaks with the medical staff towards assessment of medical facilities on the island of Eleuthera, and status of the nation-wide medical system...
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Broadcasting Corporation celebrates 44 Years of Television - Oct 21, 2021 - 3:35:27 PM

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The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas celebrated its 44th year of bringing television to Bahamian viewers, October 20, 2021 at the corporation's offices. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Myles Laroda, with responsibility for BCB, participated in the cake-cutting ceremony, along with General Manager of the Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs. Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, and ZNS staffers. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond Bethel)...


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PM Davis Davis presents Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation with a gift from the people of The Bahamas - Oct 21, 2021 - 2:12:57 PM

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Bahamas Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis presented the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation with a national gift from the people of The Bahamas on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the memorial, located at 1964 SW Independence Avenue in Washington, DC.

Pictured from left are actor Hill Harper; former Bahamas Senate President Sharon Wilson; Bahamas First Lady Ann-Marie Davis; US Representative from California’s 43rd Congressional District, Maxine Waters...
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Health Minister Darville Views Palmetto Point Clinic in Eleuthera - Oct 21, 2021 - 11:00:20 AM

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Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Michael Darville continues evaluation of national health facilities, today, October 20 by traveling to South Eleuthera, North Eleuthera and the Berry Islands to make health facility assessments there.   Pictured is the delegation viewing Palmetto Point Clinic in Eleuthera.  Minister Darville discusses issues with clinic staff; Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting looks on. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
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Zane Lightbourne tours educational facilities in Eleuthera - Oct 21, 2021 - 10:18:35 AM

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Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Zane Lightbourne toured Preston H. Albury High School in South Eleuthera today during an assessment of medical and educational facilities in Eleuthera by Minister of Health and Wellness Michael Darville (centre second right); Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Clay Sweeting (centre right); Zane Lightbourne (centre); Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Leonardo Lightbourne...
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Government launches successful free COVID-19 testing pilot program on Inagua - Oct 21, 2021 - 9:13:10 AM

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Government launches successful free COVID-19 testing pilot program on Inagua
Today the government kept one of its key campaign promises of a New Day by launching its free COVID-19 testing program in Inagua, to combat COVID-19 across the country. 

Inagua was selected as the launch site because of a recent outbreak of the virus after the election campaign, which sadly resulted in the deaths of several people.  
In line with its COVID Action Plan, the government also provided residents with medical-grade masks, free of charge.  

A mobile team is in place on the ground to ensure that all residents have access to the new program...
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PM Davis travels to Washington D.C. in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial - Oct 20, 2021 - 10:30:25 PM

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis traveled to Washington D.C., to participate in various events that paid homage to the milestone anniversary.

Today, during his visit to the U.S. capital city, the Prime Minister was met at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. hotel entrance by the Chair and President of the Martin Luther King Monument Memorial, Harry Johnson Sr...
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Wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Ann Marie Davis paid a courtesy call at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Oct 20, 2021 - 12:57:14 PM

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Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and met with the Minister, the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, and senior officers on Monday, October 18.  She also viewed the facilities of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister at MOFA.  

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
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Prime Minister Davis travels to Washington, DC - Oct 20, 2021 - 12:33:00 PM

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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis travelled to Washington DC on Tuesday, 19th October, where he will join first lady Ann-Marie Davis, to participate in the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Memorial on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The MLK Memorial is the 5th most visited memorial in Washington, DC.

Other invited guests include US President Joseph Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress...
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Bahamas Ambassador to UAE and Qatar calls on DPM Chester Cooper - Oct 20, 2021 - 11:31:29 AM

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Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United Arab Emirates and the State of Qatar HE Tony Joudi paid a courtesy call on Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper today at the Ministry's offices.  Also at the courtesy call were members of the Ministry's executive team, Executive Director/Administrative Ian Ferguson, and CEO of the Tourism Development Corporation Janet Johnson.  In the group photo, Minister Cooper, centre right; Ambassador Joudi, right; Ian Ferguson and Janet Johnson.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Minister Bowleg views Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium - Oct 20, 2021 - 9:35:36 AM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg recently joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, Under Secretary Montez Williams, and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings in visiting the construction site of the Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium.  Project Architect at Arconcepts, Ltd., Michael Foster led the tour, as the group interacted with construction stakeholders.  

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Cabinet Office: State-Recognized Memorial Service for the Late Keith Archer - Oct 19, 2021 - 9:25:34 PM

The Cabinet Office announces today that a State Recognized Memorial Service will be held for the late Keith Estward Archer, former Senator and Trade Unionist on Thursday, 21st October, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Cremation will follow.

The body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the Senate on Wednesday, 20th October, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m...
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Minister Mitchell participates in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Miami - Oct. 16th -17th - Oct 19, 2021 - 7:43:03 PM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises members of the public that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell participated in the 15th Special Meeting of the Council of Foreign Relations (COFCOR) in Miami from 16th – 17th October, 2021, at the Consulate General of Jamaica.  Accompanying the Minister was Foreign Service Officer, Kenneth Wallace Whitfield.

Discussions were held on, among other things, matters relating to COVID-19, Climate Change, the United Nations, the African Diaspora, the Commonwealth of Nations, and diplomatic relations within the western hemisphere...
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Grand Bahama Power Company rate review filing - Oct 19, 2021 - 5:14:14 PM

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Recently, the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) officially made an application to The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for a rate adjustment. In response, the Government of The Bahamas has made immediate inquiries, expressed our deep concern, and taken swift action.  The Government, pursuant to the Electricity Act, 2015, has the statutory mandate to set the national energy policy, with the goal and objective of which “shall be the creation of a regime for the supply of safe, least cost, reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity throughout The Bahamas.”  This statutory mandate includes “aspects of social policy...
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Amendments to Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) Order - Oct 19, 2021 - 4:16:16 PM

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The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Ginger Moxey, is pleased to advise the public of recent amendments to the Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) Order.

All vehicles imported conditionally duty-free into Grand Bahama and Abaco under the SERZ Order are now approved to be transferred anywhere in The Bahamas without prior approval, and subsequent payment of Customs Duties.

Further, all approvals that were previously issued for importation of replacement vehicles under the SERZ Order, and have not been used by the applicant...


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Chinese Embassy donates Greenhouses To The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2021 - 3:08:21 PM

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In an effort to assist the Government of The Bahamas with its goal to increase food production, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donated 15 greenhouses recently.

The greenhouses, which vary in size, will be distributed in Grand Bahama and throughout the Family Islands...

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